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  Sugino XD2 Crank, Triple 46x36x24


Made in: Japan

Availability: all sizes back in stock
product code: CR1



This is the smartest and most versatile triple crank on the market, and is almost too smart and all-around good to even exist in these weirdo times. It's possible that Sugino wishes it could wipe it out with a new modern-style crank, but hasn't the resources to do that yet. So for now, everybody with a decent job should dig deep and buy at least two of them, just to encourage Sugino to keep making it.

It has about a 161mm to 165mm Q Factor (outside-to-outside width), depending on what length spindle on which you mount it. In the old days we'd consider that wide, but by modern standards it's smack dab medium.

On road bikes with straight (normal) chain stays, mount it on a 107-110mm square taper BB (JIS). If your bike has bowed-out chain stays like most mountain bikes, it might need a 113mm. Unlike most cranks, it also comes in a 165mm arm length.

110/74 bolt circle design. <--That identifies the bolt hole pattern on this crank, and this is the most practical, common, best-allaround hole pattern for an all-around crank. Works with everything but 10 (or more--nice one one campy) speed cassette drive trains.

Before installation, be sure to make sure all the chainring bolts are tight; and if a bolt and nut is a spinning, here's the special tool to keep it from doin so.

Available in your choice of lengths: 165mm, 170mm, 172.5mm, 175mm.

And for all you torque-spec types: 320-390 inch pounds.

Not good for 10- or 11-speed drivetrains!

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 4   Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Related to Specialized ST September 17, 2016
Reviewer: Benjamin Hemmens from Graz, Austria  
Aha, I thought, this looks very like my  Specialized  ST triple from around 1990. And it is – they were made by Sugino: http://bikeretrogrouch.blogspot.co.at/2016/01/old-is-good-specialized-triple-cranks.html

So – a logical successor for an ST and these chainrings presumably the best for anyone still using one.

PS When registering I wan't able to choose Austria as my country, tho' it's where I am. Germany = kind of a poor second best ;-)

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  5 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
I like it! March 14, 2015
Reviewer: Mark Holm from Monroeville, PA United States  
I've had one with 48, 36, 24 for five years.  My wife has had one with 48,36,26 for three years.  We both have IRD Alpina-D front derailers, 9- speed SRAM chains and Silver friction shifters.  Both of us are happy with them.  They look good, shift fine and have had no real problems.  The 36 to 24 jump is a bit radical, and I have had the chain miss a couple of times, so I added a N-Gear JumpStop (and tweaked the derailer adjustment).

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  4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Enjoying benefits of smaller t-count rings. June 13, 2013
Reviewer: Michael Leven from United States  
The Sugino is very pretty, and with the rear 11-32 cassette works great for me.

The middle ring keeps me in the middle cassette cogs most of the time.

The 46t big ring is light enough for me that I can just flip over into the big ring on flats and downhills and I am still strong enough to push the big ring for a good while.

Very convenient that the gearing combos seem to work so I don't need to shift the cassette alot first to prepare for the chainring switch up front. I am used to having to do that on other bikes. Nice to have less shifting going on.

Healthiest feeling pedaling I have ever had.
Makes for some comfortable pedaling, and less shifting.

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  5 of 7 people found the following review helpful:
Nice, but front derailer rubs October 26, 2012
Reviewer: Joss Winn from Lincoln, Lincolnshire United Kingdom  
This is a very nice component. The only issue I've had with it is that with a Shimano Deore XT 9 speed front mech, the inside plate rubs on the middle ring if positioned as per the Shimano instructions. Basically, all advice is to position the outer plate of the front mech so that it sits about 1mm above the outer chainring, but if I do this, the inside plate hits the teeth of the middle chainring. If I position the outer plate of the front mech about 4-5mm above the large chain ring it clears the middle chain ring. It shifts fine this way, but being new to derailer gears, it confused me for a while. I guess it wouldn't happen if the large ring was 48T instead of 46T.

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